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Skål Asia Congress off to a flying start

Skål Asia Congress off to a flying start

The Skål Asian Area Congress (SAAC) begun today (May 13) with a welcome party in the Grand Ballroom of the Gulf Hotel in the heart of the island Kingdom of Bahrain.


By Andrew J Wood

Saturday 13 May 2017, 12:38PM


Members of Skål International, the world's oldest and largest networking organisation of travel industry professionals, have gathered from all corners of the world to attend, including Mr. David Fisher, the President of Skål International.

The congress takes place at the Gulf Hotel between May 12-15, with Sheikh Khalid Bin Humood Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority scheduled to make the opening address tomorrow.

Other keynote addresses at the conference include David Fisher, President of Skål International, and Skål Bahrain President Mohamed Buzizi. The program also features the Annual General Meeting with election of Officers for the period 2017 to 2019.

Mr Buzizi, host club President in Bahrain said, "We have put together an interesting and comprehensive program for all of the 125 delegates attending.”

Members have been offered outstanding deals to enable the maximum number of people to attend as possible.

Qatar Airways and Gulf Air along with an impressive line-up of airlines have offered discounted airfares of 20-30% and free airport transfers have been arranged by the organisors.

The red carpet has already been rolled out and delegates are looking forward to a memorable event.

Skål Asian Area President Robert Sohn said, "Our host Skål club in the Kingdom of Bahrain has also arranged for every delegate to receive an entry visa free of charge. The authorities in Bahrain are doing everything possible to make Skål members feel welcome and I have every confidence that the Congress will be an outstanding success."

"There is growing interest in the heritage, history, culture and cuisine that makes Bahrain such a special destination," explained Mohamed Buzizi."

"Over 10 million arrivals visit Bahrain every year so we really do have something for everyone. Our members are looking forward to highlighting the best that Bahrain has to offer," he added.

Included in the program is a B2B market place where leading Bahrain travel industry executives will enjoy opportunities to network.  

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